Washington court on Monday sentenced a Florida man to eight months in prison for participating. Assassination attack on Capitol on January 6, The first since this attack that rocked American democracy.
Paul Hodgkins, 38, introduced himself Hundreds of other Donald Trump supporters in the Congress seat, At a time when elected officials are certifying the victory of the Democrats
Joe Biden In the presidential election, the Ministry of Justice is mentioned in a press release.
Photos in the file show the bearded, long-haired man in the Senate chamber, with Sky carrying glasses around his neck and a large flag in the name of the former Republican president. Arrested on February 16 after being convicted, he pleaded guilty to obstructing official proceedings and sought a federal prosecution sentence of eighteen months in prison.
According to court documents, Paul Hodgkins entered the Capitol with a backpack containing glasses, ropes and latex gloves. He had come to the room where the photo was taken. However, the prosecution acknowledged that he had “not personally participated or encouraged violence or the destruction of property” and that he “accepted his responsibility from the outset.”
Less than 30 minutes
He spent less than half an hour at the Legislative Assembly United States. Since January 6, more than 535 protesters have been arrested across the country for participating
Attack on the US Congress, And more than 165 have been charged.
Before Paul Hodgkins, two more were sentenced to life in prison. A woman pleaded guilty and received a three-year suspended sentence in June, and a man pleaded guilty three months later, but that sentence included pre-trial detention. Play-off proceedings are common in the United States, where the majority of federal criminal cases are completed without trial. But in files related to infiltration into the Capitol, politically very sensitive, prosecutors are reluctant to offer reduced sentences.